Crete Heraklion Kazantzakis (HER) Airport
Crete Heraklion Kazantzakis HER Airport Overview
HER Airport is located 5 km east Heraklion, the capital of the Greek island of Crete, accessible via motorway E75 or via the Ikarou road from city center. It is the second-largest airport in Greece, and is situated one hour from Elounda/Agies Nicolaos and 30 minutes from Malia/Hersonnisos. (One of the Airport's runways reaches straight to the Mediterranean Sea).
With two runway and yearly 5.4 million passengers, Haraklion Kazantzakis Airport is served by a large number of European charters and low-fare airlines, as well as by domestic airlines Olympic & Aegean Airways, and Sky Express which handle flights to Mykenos, Santorini, Paros & Rhodes, as well as to Athens and Thessalonici.
The passenger terminal at Heraklion Kazantzakis Airport offers free Wi-Fi, an information desk, banking and currency exchange services, 5 travel agencies, restaurant & snack bars, kiosks and small shops, as well as duty-free shops. Other amenities include a post office, first aid station, pharmacy, a baby room, Lost & Found (+30 26930 51160), VIP lounge (open 24/7- tel. +30 2810 397112), and Left luggage (tel. +30 2810 397349).
Important Telephone numbers:
1. Customs: Terminal office - +30 2810 - 220390; Head of section - 397470; International arrivals - 397282 /87;
2. Police station: Head Office in Command - 246720; Duty officer - 246740; Passports control - 246747; Head Officer - 246745; Fax : +30 2810 - 301277
3. Airport Medical Center - 397280, 397721
4. Ε.Ο.Τ (Greek National Tourism Organization) - 397305
5. Current Airlines serving Heraklion Airport:
Aegean Airlines - tel. +30 2810 - 33047; fax: +30 2810-285522
Bluebird - tel. +30 2810 - 224451 /fax 224452
Cyprus Airways - tel. +30 2810 - 342776
EasyJet - tel. +30 2810 - 397432, 21789
Minoan Air - tel. 2810 - 333183 /fax 33182
Olympic Air - tel. +30 2810-337205, 337214; fax: +30 2810-337277
Sky Express - tel. +30 2810 - 223500 - 800, 2810-397785; counter: +30 2810 - 397786
Parking is available in the lot across from the terminal. For more parking information call +30 2810 226980.
Future Airport Developments: A new airport is being built near Kastelli (about 40 km from Iraklion) - to eventually replace Heraklion Airport. It also will involve construction of a 17-km road to connect it with the National Road running along Crete's north coast (around Chersonissos). Completion is tentatively scheduled for 2019.